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Reports: 2 fighter jets collide over northeastern Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 6:51am

German media are reporting that two air force jets have collided in the northeast of the country.

Man killed in Russia's Chechnya after wounding 2 policemen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 6:35am

Police in Russia's Chechnya province say that an attacker has wounded two officers before being shot dead.

Death toll in Indian encephalitis outbreak rises to 152

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 6:29am

Authorities say 152 children have now died in an encephalitis outbreak this month in India's eastern state of Bihar.

Ethiopia's prime minister says the army brigadier accused of plotting a failed coup has been killed by security forces.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 6:19am

Ethiopia's prime minister says the army brigadier accused of plotting a failed coup has been killed by security forces.

Iraqi official: Parliament approves 3 key Cabinet ministers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 5:28am

Iraq's deputy parliament speaker says the legislature has approved three Cabinet ministers whose posts have been vacant since the formation of the government in October.

Crater in German field apparently caused by WWII bomb

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 5:19am

A crater 10 meters (33 feet) wide and 4 meters (13 feet) deep has appeared in a field in central Germany, apparently caused by a World War II bomb exploding in the middle of the night.

Arsenal fire in Kazakhstan injures 46, prompts evacuation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 4:46am

A fire engulfed a sprawling ammunition depot in Kazakhstan Monday, causing powerful explosions that injured at least 46 people and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands.

Bad weather hampers recovery of bodies from Indian peak

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 4:38am

Bad weather has delayed the recovery of the bodies of international climbers who went missing while attempting to scale an unclimbed Himalayan peak in northern India, officials said Monday.

Germany cool on Iran coalition talk, seeks de-escalation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 4:34am

Germany appears cool toward U.S. talk of building a global coalition against Iran, saying that its top priority is de-escalating tensions in the region as it tries to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran.

Mauritania's electoral commission confirms Ghazouani win

Ahmed Mohamed, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 4:28am

Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, a retired general who served as defense minister before being picked as the chosen successor to Mauritania's outgoing president, won the weekend election by a large margin, the country's electoral commission announced.

Ethiopia says plotter of failed coup is killed by military

Elias Meseret, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 4:26am

A spokesman for the Ethiopian prime minister's office says the army brigadier general accused of leading a failed coup against a regional government has been killed in a firefight with the security forces.

Activist arrested for chanting 'Down with Polish fascism!'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 4:17am

An activist in Poland has been arrested and charged with the crime of insulting the Polish nation for chanting "Down with Polish fascism!"

The Latest: US envoy for Iran seeks better maritime security

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 4:14am

The Latest on tensions between the U.S. and Iran and in the Persian Gulf (all times local):

Cyprus serial killer pleads guilty to killing 7 women, girls

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 3:58am

A Cypriot army captain on Monday tearfully apologized to the families of seven foreign women and girls for the "unjust pain" he has caused them after pleading guilty to a dozen charges of premeditated murder and kidnapping.

Iraqi special forces kill 14 IS militants in country's north

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 3:28am

Iraqi special forces say they have conducted an operation near the northern city of Kirkuk in which they killed 14 members of the Islamic State group.

Russia starts army drills to respond to Central Asia threats

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 2:41am

The Russian military has launched a massive exercise to simulate a response to possible security threats in Central Asia.

Intense heat wave to strike Paris and across Europe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 2:32am

Authorities in the Paris region have issued an alert for intense heat expected in the French capital and across Europe this week.

UN rights chief: Relatives of ex-IS fighters should go home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 2:22am

Thousands of relatives of former foreign fighters in the Islamic State group should be repatriated, the U.N. human rights chief said Monday, insisting children in particular have suffered "grievous violations" of their rights — a challenge to European and other countries that have been reticent about taking back jihadis and their kin.

Criticism as Turkey puts 16 on trial for anti-govt protests

Zeynep Bilginsoy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 1:48am

Prominent philanthropist Osman Kavala and 15 others went on trial in Turkey Monday accused of organizing anti-government protests in 2013, with defendants and rights groups calling the charges baseless and aimed at silencing civil society activities.